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Hey there again. My wife broke her white iphone screen. Apple charge 160 for it to be replace. So i wonder if i can order a screen and repace it myself. Would it be cheaper? How hard is it to replace it? And where to buy from and what to buy. Thanks for any and al answers.
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Hey there again. My wife broke her white iphone screen. Apple charge 160 for it to be replace. So i wonder if i can order a screen and repace it myself. Would it be cheaper? How hard is it to replace it? And where to buy from and what to buy. Thanks for any and al answers.
You will need the tools to do it but iPhone 4 panels are usually ~50 bucks give or take a few. iFixit has detailed guides on how to repair them.
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You will need the tools to do it but iPhone 4 panels are usually ~50 bucks give or take a few. iFixit has detailed guides on how to repair them.
Where can i get the front panel from and does it come with the neccesary tools?
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I looked on eBay yesterday and I saw one for 32 shipped with the tools. I'm not sure if I can share eBay links though.
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I think the screen is also glued to the front panel, not sure though.
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Not too hard to replace. My friend does this for a living. I'm pretty sure its only attached by strong magnets.
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Not too hard to replace. My friend does this for a living. I'm pretty sure its only attached by strong magnets.
The screen glass is screwed in from the inside.
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post #8 of 8
The front glass can be found on Amazon for like $30 - you won't get OEM quality but it gets the job done. I do this a few times a week for people on Craigslist. If you can't hold a tiny (and I mean TINY) screw then I wouldn't try it unless you have magnets everywhere to catch them tongue.gif

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=iphone+4+replacement+front+glass
Just a few quick reminders on what not to do (if you end up deciding to do this yourself ever):



Never pull this ribbon, if it doesn't latch down to the logiboard then reseat the screen and carefully pull it through - if you pull it, it WILL break smile.gif

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Don't loose these screws no matter what, if you lose them your Wi-Fi signal will be so weak you have to be on the router to get a signal. I leave other screws out because I do a lot of work on my phone, but you should always put them back in tongue.gif

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I'd spend the extra $10 - $15 and get a decent tool set. I see them all day long on iFixIt and they work great on getting screws out even if they're stripped (which can happen even on a factory new phone sadly..)

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Here's a picture of the screws, don't lose them tongue.gif

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